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Celebrate the Holidays with New Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE! Holiday Show

DHX MEDIA YO GABBA GABBA HOLIDAY LOGODHX Media and tour producer S2BN Entertainment announced the first ever Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE! holiday show. A Very Awesome Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE! Holiday Show Presented by Citi will rock the preschool, parents, and young adult set in nine cities across the U.S. this year. Enthusiastic fans of all ages have the opportunity to see the characters come to life on stage for a live show experience like no other. Presale tickets for Citi credit and debit card members will be on sale beginning August 6 through Citi’s Private Pass Program at citiprivatepass.com. Public sale begins August 12. Citi card member preferred ticket sale begins August 13. One dollar from every ticket sold will benefit Toys for Tots, the non-profit organization authorized by the U.S. Marine Corps to provide fundraising and other necessary support for the annual Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program.

Adding to that holiday tradition, DHX Media has teamed with NCircle Entertainent to release the first Yo Gabba Gabba! Christmas DVD. A Very Awesome Yo Gabba Gabba! Christmas features two original episodes—”A Very Awesome Christmas Special” and “Christmas”—and will be available on October 29.

Zynga Partners with Toys for Tots for Giving Campaign

Zynga kicks off the Oh, What Fun! giving campaign just in time for the holiday season. The in-game charitable drive will benefit the Toys for Tots program that will bring toys and games to less fortunate children across the U.S. Players will be able to contribute directly through in-game purchases within participating games until December 31. 100 percent of the purchase price will go directly to Toys for Tots.

Seven of Zynga’s games, including Words With Friends, FarmVille, CityVille, CastleVille, Draw Something, Bubble Safari, and Pioneer Trail, will allow players to purchase certain items, complete quests, and send text message donations to benefit the fundraiser.

For more information, visit toysfortots.org or www.zynga.org

The Queen Mary, Radio Disney Launch Holiday Toy Drive to Benefit Toys for Tots

The Queen Mary, in partnership with Radio Disney, kicked off a week long toy drive benefiting the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots with a live Radio Disney broadcast from Chill,  on December 1.

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Hasbro To Donate Toys For Holiday Campaign

Hasbro and generationON have partnered for a holiday giving campaign. The third annual campaign, Be a Joy Maker, asks kids and teens to help children in need by completing an act of service. Through December 18, for each act of service completed and logged on the Be a Joy Maker website, Hasbro will donate a toy or game to Toys for Tots, up to 100,000 items.

Cody Simpson Helps Kick-off Build-A-Bear’s Toys for Tots Drive

Australian teen pop singer Cody Simpson helped Build-A-Bear Workshop kick-off a nationwide weekend campaign to make donations of more than 25,000 stuffed animals to the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation.

The 15-year-old singer, whose album Paradise was released this month, posed for photos with young fans and helped stuff bears with Marine families at the Build-A-Bear Workshop store on New York City’s Fifth Avenue. Build-A-Bear’s “Stuffed with Hugs” campaign will take place this weekend at stores across the country. The company is inviting guests to help make stuffed animals for free that will be donated to local Toys for Tots Foundation programs. The first 100 guests in all U.S. stores on Saturday and Sunday will have a chance to craft a stuffed animal that will be given to a needy child. More than one in five children under the age of 18 live in poverty, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

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The Toy Book’s Toy Report 11/17/09

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Catch up on last week’s news! Read The Toy Book Toy Report for 11/17/09.

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FAO Schwarz Auctions Packages for Toys for Tots

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FAO Schwarz is a hosting a special online auction of four exclusive packages, called experiences, for fans of Muppet Whatnot, Barbie, LEGO, and the FAO Schwarz brand. All of the proceeds from the auction will benefit the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. Online visitors to www.FAO.com can bid to win one of the four packages through December 10. The highest bidder of each package will receive a keepsake in addition to the prize.

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Toys “R” Us Drafts Shaq for Toys for Tots Campaign

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Toys “R” Us has teamed up with NBA champion Shaquille O’Neal for the annual Toys for Tots Campaign. The fundraising campaign for the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation begins October 22 in Toys “R” Us and Babies “R” Us stores nationwide, as well as at Toysrus.com/ToysforTots.

Earning the name “Shaq-A-Claus,” the basketball player will make surprise visits to Toys “R” Us stores in the coming months to shop for needy children and encourage customers to give back. For nine weeks, through December 6, new, unwrapped toys will be collected at the company’s stores. The collected toys will be distributed to children in the community where they were donated. Monetary donations will also be accepted.
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